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Policy in Action Symposium: MPA Class of 2023 - Day 1

Policy in Action Symposium: MPA Class of 2023

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

9:45am – 3:45pm

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street

The MPA Class of 2023 invites you to their Policy in Action Consultancy project presentations from May 10, 2023 - May 12, 2023. The Policy in Action Consultancy project allows MPA students to apply their academic and professional experiences to examine and analyze a real-world, policy-related challenge or problem for a nonprofit, public, or private sector partner organization. 

The presentations will all be held at the Joukowsky Forum (111 Thayer Street) and run from 9:45 am until approximately 3:15 pm each day.

If you would like to attend any of the presentations and/or the lunch, please register here.

Full Event Schedule

9:45am - 10:00am Welcome/General Guidelines/Continental Breakfast

10:00am - 10:30am Presentation 1: Bipartisan Policy Center (Federal Elections Landscape) - Improving Coordination Among Federal Election Stakeholders
Nilab Ibrahimy
Starrchild Jackson
Deborah Meirowitz
Raffaele Moore

10:30am - 10:40am Transition Break

10:45am - 11:15am Presentation 2: Bipartisan Policy Center (Economic Policy Project) - Increasing take-up of tax credit programs by immigrants in the US 
Constance Girard
Kavya Gopinath
Sarah Perumattam
Samuel Pumarejo

11:15am - 11:25am Transition Break

11:30am - 12:00pm Presentation 3: Federal Communications Commission - Action Plan for Interagency Cybersecurity Task Force
Jason Barajas
Ngan Nguyen
Madeline Ralstin
Daniel Triestman

12:00pm - 1:30pm Professional Lunch (Agora, 280 Brook Street)

1:30pm - 2:00pm Presentation 4: World Bank Group - Visualization of data on access to water by firms in developing countries and report with recommendations
Megha Datta
Aqila Hassanzada
Diksha Pandey
Tehara Punchihewa

2:00pm - 2:10pm Transition Break

2:15pm - 2:45pm Presentation 5: US-Mexico Foundation - Landscape analysis of the state of Mexican immigrants in the US Economy
Temidayo Adebayo
Yingqi Chen
Andrea Gustafson
Sicheng Yan

2:45pm - 3:15pm Coffee Break

3:15pm - 3:45pm Presentation 6: Emerson Collective - Analysis of the link between immigration and crime in Chile
David Benoit
Annika Prinz
Ruoxi Wei